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Government Creates Its Own Private Cyber Network

The federal government’s massive private computer network is trickling toward completion as bureaucrats set up operations centers for various industries to insulate themselves from any major cyber attack launched against the United States. The Cyber Warning Information Network, based on an already-existing platform, is trying to bring together private sector businesses and groups, as well as cyber-security experts, to build portions of the network, including the Information Sharing and Analysis Centers. But there’s doubt within industry corners about whether there’s enough interest at the upper echelons of the executive branch to push the project forward. “This is still evolving,” a White House source told Foxnews.com. “This is the kind of thing we’re going to be expanding over the next year or so.” Five ISACs — first devised in the Clinton administration and designed to let groups share data on critical infrastructure sectors — currently exist in the financial, telecommunications, chemical, energy and information technology sectors. Others are in the works for water, transportation, aviation and food. Full Story

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